In its latest earnings call, Nintendo said it sold 8.23 million Switch consoles in the last quarter, bringing its lifetime sales to 122.55 million units. This figure conveniently “beats” the 117.2 million PS4 consoles sold by Sony, according to the latest data shared by the company. Additionally, Switch’s tally is also miles ahead of Microsoft’s 50.53 million Xbox One units sold.
Nintendo switch is now less than 50 million units from the PS2
After beating competing consoles of its generation, Nintendo Switch is now only behind its handheld precursor Nintendo DS (154.9 million units) and Sony’s PlayStation 2 (157.68 million units) according to a report Statistics.
With 2023 likely to be Switch’s twilight year, it’s more or less poised to stay in third place – unless something big happens, like the long-talked-about Switch Pro variant.
Software sales also hit milestones
Along with hardware sales, Nintendo revealed the number of game copies sold in fiscal year 2023. While the latest entry in one of its most popular game franchises Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sold out at 20.61 million copies, Splatoon 3 hit 10.13 million copies. Additionally, Nintendo Switch Sports recorded strong numbers with 8.61 million copies sold during the fiscal year.
Interestingly, Bayonetta 3, a title released at the end of October last year, sold 1.04 million copies in just a few months. Moreover, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 also ran up to 1.81 million copies sold after its release in July 2022.